Earning Classes & Contribution Rates
There are 16 classes. For persons in receipt of benefit from periods between August 11, 1980, and May 2, 1999. The following changes have been made:
Classes 1 to 4 under the old structure now fall under Class 1 in the new order.
Class 5 becomes Class 2.
Class 6 becomes Class 3.
Class 7 becomes Class 4.
Class 8 becomes Class 5.
Classes 6 to 16 are new classes.
For persons in receipt of benefit from periods prior to August 11, 1980 the following changes have been made with effect from May 3, 1999:
Classes 1 to 6 under the old structure now fall under Class 1 in the new order.
Class 7 becomes Class 2
Class 8 becomes Class 3
Contributions payable by an employer in respect of employment injury coverage for an employed person who has not yet attained the age of 16 years or who is in receipt of retirement pension or who has attained the age of 65 years shall be as set out in Class Z, or for an unpaid apprentice shall be $1.00 per week.
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